I did the tatting myself with a needle. I have tried on a number of occasions to learn to tat with a shuttle but have so for been pretty unsuccessful. I managed a short chain using this video, This is the only one I have been able to find that really shows how to do "the flip". I think I really need someone to walk me through the steps one on one but I have been unable to find a teacher in my area.
I would love to hear comments and suggestions from CQers and any others.